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Need info and help

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 4:26 pm
by MEVplayz
Hi! recently I've captured a Black ant queen and put her in a test tube. 2-3 days later she started ripping out the cotton and after researching on the net, Was told that it was maybe due to stress so I've put in a darker environment with no interaction for her to calm down. Checking on her 3 days later to find her dead. I didnt clean out the test tube and left on my desk to do it later but now (2 days after the discovery of her death) it seems like her back exploded and about15-25 werid thin white looking maggot seemed to have come out from those. What's happening? are those ants? Should I purge the tube? Please help.

Re: Need info and help

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 4:33 pm
by AntsDakota
MEVplayz wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 4:26 pm
Hi! recently I've captured a Black ant queen and put her in a test tube. 2-3 days later she started ripping out the cotton and after researching on the net, Was told that it was maybe due to stress so I've put in a darker environment with no interaction for her to calm down. Checking on her 3 days later to find her dead. I didnt clean out the test tube and left on my desk to do it later but now (2 days after the discovery of her death) it seems like her back exploded and about15-25 werid thin white looking maggot seemed to have come out from those. What's happening? are those ants? Should I purge the tube? Please help.

These worms are parasites. You should throw away the test tube.

Re: Need info and help

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 9:20 am
by JoeHostile1
I would keep them and see what they turn into.